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Tax Cuts for the Rich or Pay Cuts for Teachers

Jon Stewart points out the stunning hypocrisy going on in our national debate on the economy.

Once again, he shows how contemporary economics turns Mary and the Magnificat upside-down, sending the poor away hungry and giving the rich more and more good things (Luke 1:46 ff). While Stewart hits a home run, Mike Huckabee has been swinging low and striking out ... leading even George Will feeling embarrassed.

Thankfully, some Christian leaders are making some sensible proposals on the economy ... And Catholic film-maker/activist Michael Moore sounds more and more like Amos or Isaiah sometimes. Especially provocative:

America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It's just that it's not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich.

Today just 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all Americans combined.

Let me say that again. 400 obscenely rich people, most of whom benefited in some way from the multi-trillion dollar taxpayer "bailout" of 2008, now have more loot, stock and property than the assets of 155 million Americans combined./blockquote>

So let's scapegoat teachers, firefighters, and other public workers, so we can make it even easier for the richest of the rich to get an even bigger share? Really?